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Managing by Network: Spotlight Series

Broaden your awareness of opportunities for partnership and community collaboration. 

The Academy's Spotlight Series features federal programs and initiatives that highlight innovative ideas and partnerships. Webinars are led by Guest Speakers from the Academy.

Who Should Attend? Spotlight Series webinars are open to all employees and partner representatives of Federal Agencies.

Tuition: There is no cost for Spotlight Series webinars.

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 2019 Spotlight Series

Transforming Conflict and Fostering Collaborative Action

Results Oriented Grazing for Ecological Resilience (ROGER)

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

ROGER (Results-Oriented Grazing for Ecological Resilience) is a unique collaborative effort in Nevada’s sagebrush steppe. This rancher-led group is working with federal, state, local, and tribal stakeholders to define new approaches to public lands management that better achieve goals for livestock and landscapes.

  • Learn how collaboration with ranchers improved productivity, landscape health, and ecological resilience in Nevada.
  • Take away tools and techniques for managing multi-party issues in your field office.

Presenter: Laura Van Riper, BLM, National Riparian Resource Team social scientist and Collaboration/Conflict Resolution Specialist. For the past 20, Laura has worked west-wide, but has focused on Nevada for the past 4+ years. Among other projects, she serves as a ROGER facilitator/coordinator.

Guest speakers:

  • Jon Griggs, Manager for Maggie Creek Ranch and Executive Board Member of NV Cattlemen’s Association. Jon serves as the lead for the ROGER Collaborative.
  • Melanie Petersen, BLM Tuscarora Field Manager. Melanie has been with BLM for 18 years, all within Nevada. The Tuscarora Field Office is responsible for one of the National Outcome-Based Demos and one of the National Targeted Grazing for Fine Fuels Demos.
  • John Tull, PhD, USFWS, Nevada Science Coordinator. John has worked on large landscape conservation as a conservation biologist in the Great Basin for over 20 years with a strong focus on collaborative conservation.

Who Should Attend? Employees and partner representatives of Federal Agencies with an interest in ranching, public-private collaboration, landscape land management, and conflict management.

Tuition: There is no cost to your work unit or organization. This is a peer learning component of the Academy's interagency Managing by Network course. Spotlight Series webinars are open to all agencies and organizations.

Registration: September 20 - October 15, 2019. Registered participants will receive the webinar link and a reminder email the week of October 13.

Contact: Jane Hanson, Registrar, Partnership and Community Collaboration Academy,

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